Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

L-R: Dr. Jon Stoessl, Head of Neurology; Dr. Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean; Dr. Ian MacKenzie, 2017 Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize Recipient; Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean; and Dr. Robert McMaster, Executive Associate Dean, Research

Deadline: April 15, 2018

The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize was created by an estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Herbert Margolese.

Purpose of the Prizes

The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The prize is awarded with the expectation that the recipient will continue to make outstanding contributions in the future, since this is not a lifetime achievement award. Among the criteria that will be considered is impact on policy and practice, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster brain disorders research and/or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field.

Monetary Award for each Prize

One prize of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually. The value of the prize will be reevaluated every third year.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a prize, nominees must be Canadian citizens holding an academic appointment in good standing and be active and productive in their career. Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field and self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The Selection Review Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees.

A Prize will be awarded to a person employed by the University of British Columbia once and only once out of every six years. The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize was last awarded to person employed by the University of British Columbia in 2017 (therefore only persons not employed by the University of British Columbia are eligible for the 2018 Margolese Brain Disorders Prize). The University may decline to award a prize in any given year if the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is of the opinion that awarding a prize is impractical or undesirable.

Nomination Package

A complete nomination package includes:

  1. The Margolese Prizes Nomination Form, signed by the nominator;
  2. Letter of nomination stating the nominee’s contributions to the relevant field (maximum 3 pages);
  3. Nominee’s CV, including a complete list of publications;
  4. Two letters of support from experts in the nominee’s field of work, including one expert outside Canada;
  5. Confirmation of nominee’s Canadian citizenship.

The nominations of eligible candidates may be considered for up to three years. Please refer to the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize Guidelines for more information and complete nomination instructions.

Submission

The completed Nomination Package must be received by the deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted. Submissions that are missing any of the required support documentation or that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.

Please email your nomination package to:

Dr. W. Robert McMaster
Executive Associate Dean, Research
Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
c/o med.research@ubc.ca

Past Winners

Year Recipient
2018 Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, University of Toronto
2017 Dr. Ian Mackenzie, The University of British Columbia
2016 Dr. Michael Meaney, McGill University
2015 Dr. James Rutka, University of Toronto
2014 Dr. Alan Evans, McGill University
2013 Dr. Andres Lozano, University of Toronto
2012 Dr. Guy Rouleau, University of Montreal
2011 Dr. Michael Hayden, The University of British Columbia

If you have any further questions regarding this process, please email margolese.prizes@ubc.ca